This rally legend comes as a very rare Quattro version
– 3 owners only; since 1997 with the same owner (an Audi dealer)
– 2.2-litres in-line five-cylinder engine with turbocharging
– Rare S2 engine with 220 hp instead of 200 hp
– Original engine
– 5 gear manual switch
– Digital speedometer unit
– Alloy wheels
– Black taillights
– 2020 NEW: timing belt, master brake cylinder + summer tires
– Complete restoration at Km 112.482: New paint inside + outside in original color titan grey-metallic, new clutch
– At approx. Km 120.000 control panel insert replaced (since the display could not be adapted, the mileage was resetted at zero)
– Clean service booklet + owner’s manual available
– German registration
Here comes the much celebrated “Vorsprung durch Technik” (advance through technology). The Audi quattro with permanent all-wheel drive and five-cylinder turbo engine was legendary from day one. It was built over a whole decade, 11,548 units in total – that’s significantly more than the originally planned 400 for racing homologation purposes! Speaking of racing: Unforgettable, how Walter Röhrl and his teammates kept winning rally after rally, leaving the competition for dead.
It was the discovery that a 4-wheel-drive VW Iltis had far better traction on a slippery slope than even the most powerful standard car, which led to the development of the quattro – which was given its name by one of the chief engineers, Walter Treser, at that time Director of Pre-Development.
The quattro sparked a veritable all-wheel-boom. Nobody cared that the front half was almost identical to the rather homely Audi 80… With this car, Audi had finally got a foothold in the premium segment. And today? Well-maintained specimens are rare, because as is so often the case with performance cars, they were tuned and tinkered with till the cows came home.
A great vehicle, all the fun on the road plus a huge potential regarding the price development.